Finally we have new information on the new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid, a model that managed to obtain the title of the most fuel efficient sedan in America. It is rated by the EPA at 115 mpg in an electric mode. The specialists have offered it for sale at select New York and California Honda dealers on the 15th of January and the starting price was established at $39.780. The monthly lease was established at $4.293. Thanks to the electric motor torque and the hybrid efficiency, the model is rated at a maximum EV Mode driving range of 13 miles and a gasoline fuel-efficiency rating of 47 mpg in the city, 46 mpg on the highway and 46 mpg on a combined cycle. In fact, the new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid managed to earn the highest EPA MPG rating, topping all plug-in class competitors. This is the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle developed by Honda and it is also the first production car in the US to meet the new LEV3 / SULEV20 emission standard.
The model receives power from an all-new Honda Earth DreamsTM technology two-motor hybrid system that uses a very strong 124 kW electric motor i-VTEC, Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder that behaves like a continuously variable transmission paired to a very efficient 2.0-liter engine. The electric operation is supported by a 6.7 kWh lithium-ion battery that features high efficiency regenerative braking that comes from an all-new electric-servo braking system.
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid can be fully charged from a low-charge indication point in less than three hours using the supplied 120-volt charger plugged into a standard 120-volt household electric outlet. The model will be available in three exterior colors. It has as base the Touring trim level of standard Accord Sedan, but it features different unique styling cues.
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